Seattle Seahawks Leon Washington Ties Record in Loss

By Jake Coburn


Seattle Seahawks - Leon Washington
Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Despite a defensive breakdown in the fourth quarter for the Seattle Seahawks, kick returner Leon Washington found a reason to celebrate in the loss to the Miami Dolphins.

With the game tied 14-14 in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, Washington returned the kickoff 98 yards, making it the eighth kickoff return of his career, tying the NFL record with Josh Cribbs of the Cleveland Browns.

Seattle then gained the lead before defensive struggles lost them the game late in the final quarter.

With superstar running back Marshawn Lynch and a rookie running back like Robert Turbin proving his worth, Washington needs to be even more effective in the return game.

If it was not for a defensive meltdown against a team that Seattle probably should have defeated, Washington would have put his team in position for the win with his fourth quarter heroics as well as tying a record.

Washington is 30 years old and is in his third season with the Seahawks. With a few good years left, he has a chance to make it a solo record with him sitting in the spotlight.

It will be a race between he and Cribbs to see who is able to get the next kickoff returned for a touchdown and keep the other one in second for the remainder of their careers.

Unfortunately, the record-setting day leaves little to be happy for as the Seahawks seem to be getting further away from their playoff hopes.

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